The Moose relishes an intra-party fight!
No, the Moose is not referring to a circular firing squad among the donkeys. It appears that the triumphant elephant is intent on slaying their own. What prompted the contretemps was Senator Arlen Specter's (R-Scotland) threat to block anti-Roe v Wade Judicial nominees when he assumes the helm of the Judiciary Committee. After his Senate victory, Specter declared,
"When you talk about judges who would change the right of a woman to choose, overturn Roe v. Wade, I think that is unlikely. The president is well-aware of what happened when a bunch of his nominees were sent up with the filibuster. And I would expect the president to be mindful of the considerations which I am mentioning."
The religious right and the White House visited the wrath of the Lord upon Specter and he quickly recanted. But that is not good enough for the defenders of the Lord. The Washington Times reports,
James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, says he is not convinced by Mr. Specter's assurances that all judicial nominees will be treated fairly."He is a problem, and he must be derailed," Mr. Dobson said on ABC's "This Week." Mr. Dobson described Mr. Specter's original remarks last week as "one of the most foolish and ill-considered comments that a politician has made in a long time. There are many, many members of that committee [who] are more qualified and less of a problem then Senator Specter," he said.
This is truly lovely! Be of good cheer, donkeys, for there is trouble in paradise!